Actress Debbie Reynolds Dies A Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher’s Death
Actress Debbie Reynolds has died, just one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, NPR has confirmed.
Hours before reports of her death, The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to NPR that an elderly female was transported to Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Public records found by NPR show the address the woman was taken from is listed as belonging to Carrie Fisher.
Debbie Reynolds, 84, has had a long and celebrated career as a film actress — she was in the classic Singing’ in the Rain — a TV star — The Debbie Reynolds Show — and a Broadway and Las Vegas star.
She has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy and a Golden Globe. In 2015, she won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She received the award on the Oscar telecast.
Reynolds has been an activist for mental health awareness alongside her daughter, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
The pair had a close and complicated relationship. Much of it was outlined in Fisher’s book Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a movie.
Fisher died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack last Friday aboard a plane from London to Los Angeles.